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Older Persons Specialist Mental Health Services

Getting older brings its share of challenges, and there are lots of reasons that can make it difficult to stay mentally healthy and strong.

Our Older Persons Mental Health Unit is located in Yathong Lodge, on the campus of the Wagga Wagga Base Hospital. This service is specifically aimed at older people and caters to individual needs in an empowering and caring way.

We have:

  • 8  beds for our Transitional Behavioural Assessment and Intervention Service (T-BASIS) for people with severe behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD); and
  • 8 beds in our Acute Older Persons unit – for people over 65 needing short term hospital care due to mental illness.

Our team includes:

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Social workers
  • Psychologists
  • Diversional Therapists
  • Family/Carer support worker

How will our service help you?

  • Our team completes a thorough assessment of your condition and circumstances before planning the approach to any treatment with you and your family and carers
  • We listen to you and we work together to determine the best plan for you
  • We provide you with education and support
  • We can refer you to services in your community that can support you at home
  • We always listen to your feedback to help us improve our facility and the care we provide

Service Locations

Last updated: 18 June 2018
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